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  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA Beth Hayes

    July 19, 2007
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Beth Hayes has been added to the company’s customer service department. Her previous positions include a customer service representative for a food service company, management positions…

  • GRAYMILLS CORPORATION, Chicago, IL, USA Brian Jacob

    July 19, 2007
    GRAYMILLS CORPORATION, Chicago, IL, USA — Brian Jacob of Jacob Flexographic Services, an independent sales group, has been appointed to represent the Graphic Arts products of Graymills Corporation in the territory that includes Delaware, Maryla…

  • GIDUE, Turate, Italy Federico dAnnunzio,

    July 19, 2007
    GIDUE, Turate, Italy — Federico d’Annunzio, president, was appointed a new member of the FINAT board. The FINAT board is responsible for the overall management of the association, and of its medium- to long-term policy. He is currently ch…

  • DIGITALABEL, Durham, NC, USA Peter Schambs

    July 19, 2007
    DIGITALABEL, Durham, NC, USA — Peter Schambs joins the company as national product and sales manager calling on manufacturers and purchasers of customized, short-run labels for retail packaging projects. He has 20 years of printing, packaging a…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland The Board of Directors has appointed Jakob Rohner t

    July 19, 2007
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — The Board of Directors has appointed Jakob Rohner to be the new CEO of Cham Paper Group. Axel W. Wappler, the previous CEO, has left the company.…

  • CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA The company has added Mark Sherk

    July 19, 2007
    CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added Mark Sherk as Mid-West sales engineer. He joins CC1 after three years with A-Korn Roller. Jatinder Sappal has been named application engineer/project manager. He will be handling engineering…

  • AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION, Pasadena, CA, USA Anne Hill

    July 19, 2007
    AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION, Pasadena, CA, USA — Anne Hill has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She replaces Terry Schuler, who is retiring at the end of the year after 28 years with the company. Hill will be r…

  • APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands The company has appointed Graham Racey

    July 19, 2007
    APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Graham Racey technical sales manager for Ireland and Southern England. He will cover the southern UK and Irish market, while Nick Harvey will continue his technical sales over the UK con…

  • ALLEN-BAILEY TAG & LABEL INC., Caledonia, NY, USA Glenn G. Jackling

    July 19, 2007
    ALLEN-BAILEY TAG & LABEL INC., Caledonia, NY, USA — Glenn G. Jackling has been hired as president and CEO. Prior to joining Allen-Bailey, he provided a variety of business consulting services for small to mid-size companies. He replaces the…

  • CMM attracts converters, packagers to

    July 19, 2007
    Held for the first time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, outside of Chicago, CMM International drew a crowd of converters and packaging professionals estimated by the show producer at nearly 7,000. The four-day event featu…

  • Self-adhesive labels set new record in Europe

    July 19, 2007
    Self-adhesive labels set new record in Europe Self-adhesive label use in Europe has now exceeded five billion square meters (53.8 billion square feet) a year as sales in 2006 soared overall by 7.7 percent, according to Jules Lejeune, managing direct…

  • Markzware charges

    July 19, 2007
    Markzware charges patent infringement Markzware, of Santa Ana, CA, USA, announced last week that it has filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court in Los Angeles against Enfocus Software Inc., of California, and Artwork Systems, of Belgium, alleging that…

  • Braden Sutphin chief wins top ink award

    July 19, 2007
    Braden Sutphin chief wins top ink award Cal Sutphin, president of Braden Sutphin Ink, Cleveland, OH, USA, has been named the 2007 Man of the Year by the Metro New York Printing Ink Association. Braden Sutphin, a family owned company, has been in bu…

  • Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press

    July 19, 2007
    Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press Labeltronix, of Orange, CA, USA, has incorporated a Digicon finishing press with hot stamping capabilities into its operation. The new press, the fourth of its kind in the United States, produces foil labels…

  • Polymag Tek receives

    July 19, 2007
    Polymag Tek receives its CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, has received CE certification for its narrow web cleaner family of products. The company has designed and manufactured contact web cleaning equipment for 13 years.…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS & RFID in new label

    July 19, 2007
    Checkpoint combines EAS & RFID in new label Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve f…

  • 3 Sigma Corporation

    July 19, 2007
    3 Sigma Corporation improves its web site 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive products based in Troy, OH, USA, has announced major improvements to its web site: www.3sigma.cc. Some of the new features include expanded information regarding pr…

  • Europe label sourcebook newly updated by AWA

    July 19, 2007
    Europe label sourcebook newly updated by AWA AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published an updated edition of the complete sourcebook on the label market in Europe. Labeling Markets: European Market Study & Sourcebook 2006 is a reference sour…

  • Eagle Flexible Packaging adds shrink sleeves

    July 19, 2007
    Eagle Flexible Packaging adds shrink sleeves Eagle Flexible Packaging Inc., of West Chicago, IL, USA, announces the addition of shrink sleeve labels to its flexible film packaging capabilities. Eagle’s primary business is in short-to-medium ru…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    July 19, 2007
    GRE Engineering Products is sold GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I re…

  • Label Traxx partners with more suppliers

    July 19, 2007
    Label Traxx partners with more suppliers Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo c…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    July 19, 2007
    GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership be…

  • UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant

    July 19, 2007
    UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant UPM Raflatac, the Finland based manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, has received an operations permit to construct its new self-adhesive label materials factory in Kobierzyce, about 10 kilometers…

  • Nilpeter introduces 16" gravure cassette

    July 19, 2007
    Nilpeter introduces 16" gravure cassette Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelsle, Denmark, has introduced a 16" gravure cassette to the industry. In its 13" incarnation the cassette has been well received on the 1…

  • Martin Automatic adds

    July 19, 2007
    Martin Automatic adds to its European presence Martin Automatic, of Rockford, IL, USA, has announced moves to further strengthen its European presence. To provide added support to its customers across Europe, Gabrielle Dankwerth has been appointed…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant, debuts rewinder

    July 19, 2007
    AB Graphic opens new plant, debuts rewinder AB Graphic International will host an open house in June to celebrate the official opening of its new manufacturing plant located at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. The event will take place June 20,…

  • Kurz expands finishing and manufacturing plants

    July 19, 2007
    Kurz expands finishing and manufacturing plants Kurz Transfer Products (KTP), of Charlotte, NC, USA, has announced the expansion of its US facilities, significantly increasing manufacturing and finishing capacities in multiple locations. The expans…

  • AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation

    July 19, 2007
    AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), an Israel based manufacturer of automatic inspection systems for printing applications, is expanding its business and technology cooperation with Mark Andy, a manufacture…

  • Avery, Motorola team up for RFID production

    July 19, 2007
    Avery, Motorola team up for RFID production The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motor…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes big expansion

    July 19, 2007
    Wilson Manufacturing completes big expansion Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration of…

  • Digitalabel makes its industry debut

    July 19, 2007
    Digitalabel makes its industry debut in North Carolina Digitalabel, of Durham, NC, USA, has announced its launch as a digital printer specializing in labels for customized, short run and prototype packaging projects. “We are ideally position…

  • Clondalkin acquires Direct Plastics Group

    July 17, 2007
    Clondalkin Group, an international producer of flexible and specialist packaging products, has acquired the Direct Plastics Group, a privately held converter of flexible packaging based in Orangeville, ON, Canada.

  • Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing

    July 17, 2007
    The operations and assets of Gardall Manufacturing Corporation, of Wood Dale, IL, USA, have been acquired by Atlas Die LLC, of Elkhart, IN, USA.

  • Multi-Color buys flexo/gravure Omet press

    July 17, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation, of Sharonville, OH, USA, has announced the purchase of a new combination flexographic/rotogravure press to expand its printing capabilities.

  • DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab

    July 17, 2007
    Seeking to expand the capabilities and capacity of the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, owner Vince DiTrolio asked Ron and Katherine Harper for advice.

  • Handheld nip width measurement device is introduced

    July 17, 2007
    Operators of rollers, laminators, coaters, and printers with rolls under 39" (1 meter) in length can get instant spot readings of nip width using P-Nip, a new tool developed by Sensor Products Inc. of Madison, NJ, USA.

  • Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million plant upgrade

    July 10, 2007
    Syracuse Label Co., a label converter in Liverpool, NY, USA, has announced that it will invest more than $2.8 million dollars in machinery and equipment upgrades at its plant.

  • LGInternational adds high temp labels for circuit boards

    July 10, 2007
    LGInternational, a label converter based in Portland, OR, USA, has launched a line of high temperature labels and ribbons for marking of printed circuit boards (PCB).

  • Brushfoil expands to South America

    July 10, 2007
    Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, has expanded its presence into South America with the appointment of Nelxon Technical Films of Araras, Brazil, as its distributor.

  • Study: World label demand to rise 5.5 percent per year

    July 10, 2007
    The global label market is forecast to advance at an annual pace of 5.5 percent to 42 billion square meters (452 billion square feet) in 2011.

  • Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gre plant completed

    July 10, 2007
    Ahlstrom, a manufacturer of high performance fiber-based materials, has announced the completion of the expansion of its production capacity of supercalendered release base papers at the La Gre plant in France.

  • Clondalkin Group acquires Keller Crescent

    July 5, 2007
    Clondalkin Group, an Ireland based producer of flexible and specialty packaging products, has acquired Keller Crescent, an independently owned producer of folding cartons, labels, inserts, outserts, and other packaging components servicing the North Ameri

  • Ashton Potter names RotoMetrics a Quality Supplier

    July 5, 2007
    Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., of Williamsville, NY, has named RotoMetrics the winner of its 2006 Quality Supplier Award Program.

  • Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years

    July 5, 2007
    Weber Marking Systems, of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

  • Nilpeter releases its first batch of Brazil made presses

    July 5, 2007
    Nilpeter, a manufacturer of narrow web label presses headquartered in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced the introduction of its first FBR press.

  • AB Graphic debuts new film rewinder at open house

    July 5, 2007
    Users and prospective customers of AB Graphic Internationals label converting equipment convened at Bridlington, England, in June to celebrate the companys first open house in its new facility.

  • Precision AirConvey doubles its headquarter size

    July 5, 2007
    Pneumatic conveying systems manufacturer Precision AirConvey (PAC), of Newark, DE, USA, recently expanded its company headquarters, more than doubling its space to 200,000 square feet.

  • Packaging blogs

    June 28, 2007
    Many of us in the label converting industry find ourselves performing the role of packaging consultant to our clients. Our role is often far more than just printing a label, so we need to keep up to date with a broad range of information about the pa…

  • Oil and inventory don't mix

    June 28, 2007
    Rising oil costs are socking everyone in the wallet, and converters are not immune to the effects. Oil costs impact many line items on a converter's P&L, including raw material, utilities and freight. Petroleum and its derivatives are used:…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    June 28, 2007
    Offset option from Dutch flexo press manufacturer